Jalen Pitre

Jalen Pitre

Measurements
  • Height
    5110
  • Hand
    9
  • VJ
    35
  • Weight
    198lbs
  • Arm
    30 5/8
  • Speed
S Combine Averages
  • Height
    5117
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
Jared Hammond - Scout
Jalen Pitre
  • Overall Rank
    88
  • Position Rank
    7
  • Position
    S
  • Team
    BAYLOR

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2017 12 37 1 0.00 0 3 TFLs
2018 13 11 0 0.59 0 2 TFLs
2019 4 12 0 0.62 0 1.5 TFLs
2020 9 60 4 0.67 0 13 TFLs, 1 FF
2021 14 76 7 0.36 2 18 TFLs, 3 FFs

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Pitre is on the smaller side for safety. He has adequate size along with his frame/durability and suffered no major injuries in college. His body type is on the lankier side and isn't very rocked up, needs to add weight at the next level to play safety. Average length, his arms don't fall very far down his body.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 5.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Pitre shows adequate mental toughness, shown in his physicality. He doesn't back down to players of any size. Instinctually he's adequate–lacks the ability to quickly process and diagnose. Effort and motor are adequate. He slows up on too many plays before they are over for it to be above the line.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 6.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Pitre is a slightly above average overall athlete. He has adequate speed and change of direction. His change of direction is best shown when he's moving horizontally. He has adequate body control and flexibility. It's shown best when he's backpedaling and moving north/south. Robotic mover who lacks fluidity. His play strength is average–doesn't show much strength when attacking blockers or ball carriers. Explosiveness is also adequate, he doesn't utilize his hips enough when exploding into blockers and ball carriers.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 5.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pitre is a developmental prospect from a technical standpoint. Prior to the snap he stands pretty tall and lacks bend and post snap he stays stiff and shows an average backpedal. Once he diagnoses the play, he shows adequate plant and drive ability with adequate hip flexibility which is shown when he flips his hips to pursue a play in another direction. Once he gets within range of the play, he has an above the line burst to close. He takes good angles but will lack quickness to close on ball carriers on occasion. He's adequate in run support due to his best skill, his above the line twitch/suddness which shows up the most when he close to the LOS and weaving through traffic. He's an average tackler who has inconsistent and poor tackling form. He's adequate and borderline above the line in both man and zone coverage. In man coverage he can get outmuscled by TEs at the break of their routes but shows the burst to close to get his hands on the ball. Doesn't have the athletic profile to stick with shifty RBs. Adequate coverage defender in the flats due to his burst to close. Adequate ball skills due to length.

  • Hip Fluidity
    6
  • Burst to Close
    7
  • Plant and Drive
    6
  • Run Support
    6
  • Cover Ability
    6
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    7
  • Backpedal
    5
  • Ball Skills
    6
Grade 6.1

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Pitre is a redshirt senior who started 32 games throughout his career at Baylor. He has a skinny frame, isn't too rocked up, and lacks length. He took 611 snaps from the slot this year. He projects to be a slot player, dime/nickel safety, or as a limited FS. He's at his best close to the LOS. He plays with physicality close to the LOS which pairs with his above the line twitch very well. He has above the line ankle flexion which allows him to weave through traffic. He can blitz from the slot and his quickness allows him to beat linemen around the edge. He tackles adequately close to the LOS and in between the tackles. He needs to continue to develop his coverage ability to play in the slot but during the Senior Bowl he showed adequate to above the line ability to cover TEs and WRs from the slot despite struggling against them at times during the season. He projects as a winning backup Late day 2, day 3 pick.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Ole Miss
  • Jan - 01 - 2022
  • Plays well close to the LOS when blitzing and against the run. Shows good instincts in coverage too.
  • iconWorst Game
  • v BYU
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • Missed tackles & an easy sack, did not rush the passer well, struggled getting off blocks and in zone at times.
Best Trait
Twitch/Suddenness
Pro Comparison
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